Please join July's call on Thursday July 11th, which gives participants an opportunity to ask any questions and share their experiences on the topics covered in Parts 1 & 2 of the 4-part webinar series "Evidence-Based Prevention Approaches" [view recordings]. There will also be a preview of Parts 3 (July 18) & 4 (Sept 19), which will focus on selecting and implementing evidence-based strategies and improving collaboration in prevention (respectively) [register].
Among other topics, preventionists will be asked to share and discuss:
- What successes or obstacles have you encountered in developing and implementing a strategic prevention plan?
- Have you completed a logic model for your prevention efforts? What challenges did you face?
- What risk and protective factors have you identified as key topics for your community? How did you identify them? How did you decide which factors to address?
- What was your processes for selecting and implementing prevention strategies? What resources do you use to learn about the evidence-base for strategies?
- What evidence-based prevention topics would you like to learn more about from the Central East PTTC?
The Central East PTTC will be facilitating monthly peer-sharing calls for preventionists in the Central East region. The first call was June 13, 2019, at 1:00PM ET and will repeat the second Thursday of every month. These calls will provide preventionists an opportunity to share ideas and resources, as well as successes and challenges in overcoming barriers in the use of evidence-based prevention strategies/interventions.
Our Prevention Specialist, Josh (see below), will facilitate each call and can answer questions related to the ongoing PTTC webinars series or other prevention subjects. Topics from the recent webinars will serve as a discussion starting point for the calls but we welcome participants to offer additional topic ideas.
JOSH ESRICK, MPP, is a Senior Policy Analyst with Carnevale Associates. Josh has extensive experience in substance use prevention; researching, writing, and presenting on best practice and knowledge development publications, briefs, and reference guides; and developing and providing T/TA to numerous organizations. He developed numerous SAMHSA Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies’ (CAPT) products on strategies to prevent opioid misuse and overdose, risk and protective factors for substance use, youth substance use prevention strategies, youth substance use trends, emerging substance use trends, the potential regulations surrounding marijuana legalization, as well as numerous other topics.